Board of Directors

The Company's board of directors consists of seven  members elected by the annual general meeting, including the chairman of the board, all of whom are elected for the period up until the end of the annual general meeting 2021. The unions have appointed two representatives and two deputy representatives.


Chairman
Carola Lemne
Born 1958. Chairman of the Board and Board member since 2019.

Education: Medical doctor, Ph D. and Associate professor at Karolinska Institutet.

Current directorships: Chairman of Ung företagsamhet (Junior Achievement Sweden) and ArtClinic. Board member of Arjo AB and IRLAB Therapeutics AB.

Selected previous positions: CEO of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Praktikertjänst and Danderyds sjukhus. Leading positions within Pharmacia. Member of the Board of Investor, Getinge, Meda, Apoteket and the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Uppsala Universitet.


Board Member
Robert Clark

Born 1954. Board member since 2019.

Education: Teacher credentials from Nottingham University.

Current directorships: -.

Selected previous positions: Principal of IES Enskede and represented IES in the school operator’s Expert Group for School Development. Teacher and member of the Board at the Stockholm International School. 


Employee Representative
Jessica Fryksten

Employee representative, the National Union of Teachers in Sweden (LR), since 2017. Independent of major shareholders, but dependent in relation to IES and Group management.Born in 1983.

Education: Qualified teacher of history and religious studies, Karlstad University. Practical executive English course, English language Centre, Brighton. Diploma for employee representatives, PTK (the Swedish council for negotiation and cooperation). Sustainability for Board members, PTK (the Swedish council for negotiation and cooperation).

Current directorships: –

Selected previous positions: Teacher since 2008 within municipal and independent schools. Working at IES Gävle since 2011. Chairman of the National Swedish Federation of Teacher's dedicated association within IES since 2016.


Board Member
Brian Hatch
Board member since 2018.
Dependent.
Born 1981.

Education: Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, and BA from Trinity College, Dublin.

Current directorships: -

Selected previous positions: Head of Research at Paradigm Capital AG (current position), Vice President at JP Morgan Chase in New York, Citigroup in London and New York.


Board Member
Shaun Heelan
Board member since 2020.
Dependent.
Born 1978.

Education: BA in Economics and Business and a M.sc in High Performance Computing from The University of Dublin (Trinity College).

Current directorships: Board member in Jetpack Group AB.

Selected previous positions: Partner at Paradigm Capital AG (current position), BlueCrest Capital Management, DW Partners och Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Employee Representative (deputy)
Albert Lauschus
Employee Representative (deputy), The National Union of Teachers in Sweden, since 2017. Independent of IES's major shareholders, but independent in relation to IES and Group management. Born in 1970.

Education: Qualified teacher of German, English, mathematics and handicrafts. Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Slippery Rock University, University of Gävle, University of Gothenburg. Diploma for employee representatives, sustainability for Board members and cash-flow statements PTK (the Swedish council for negotiation and cooperation).

Current directorships:

Selected previous positions: Compulsory School Teacher of German, English, mathematics, as well as woodwork and metalwork at IES Gävle since 2003. Safety Representative at IES Gävle and Deputy Head Safety Representative IES (current positions). Local Representative of LR at IES Gävle 2005–2014, LR chairman/Union Representative at Internationella Engelska Skolan AB 2013–2016.


Board Member
Maria Rankka
Board member since 2017.
Independent.
Born 1975.

Education: BSc (pol. sci.), Uppsala University and graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Current directorships: Board member of Genova Property Group, Business Executives Council of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and Cirkus Cikör.

Selected previous positions: EVP Business Development & Communications Takura and has her own company (current positions). CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Timbro.


Employee representative (deputy)
Johan Rosén
Employee representative (deputy), the National Union of Teachers in Sweden (LR), since 2020. Independent of major shareholders, but dependent in relation to IES and Group management. Born in 1985.

Education: Qualified teacher of social sciences and history.

Current directorships: -

Selected previous positions: Compulsory School Teacher since 2011 and at IES Enskede since 2014. Local representative of LR at IES Enskede since 2018.


Board Member
Lars Strannegård
Board member since 2018.
Independent.
Born 1969.

Education: Ph.D. in Business Administration from Gothenburg University.

Current directorships: Board member of the Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish Television, Carlssons skola, Wanås konst and The Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf Foundation for Young Leadership.

Selected previous positions: President of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and holder of the Bo Rydin and SCA Chair in Business Administration, leadership (current positions), Professor Uppsala University.


Employee Representative
Linda Svenman
Employee representative since 2020, the National Union of Teachers in Sweden (LR), since 2017.

Independent of major shareholders, but dependent in relation to IES and Group management.

Born 1972.

Education: Qualified teacher of social sciences, history, geography and religious studies. Practical executive English course, English language Centre, Brighton. Diploma for employee representatives, PTK (the Swedish council for negotiation and cooperation).

Current directorships:

Selected previous positions: Served as a teacher within the municipal system since 1996, and at IES Örebro since 2003. Local LR representative, Örebro.


Board Member
Peter Wikström
Board member since 2018.
Independent.
Born 1975.

Education: Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Lund University.

Current directorships: -

Selected previous positions: Head of M&A at A.P. Moller-Maersk (current position), Director SEB Corporate Finance, M&A Advisor China International Capital Corporation.